In 1866, Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to a bill requiring 40 acre plots be parceled out to former slaves from both confiscated and public land in the former slave South.
In honor of the centennial of the birth of Rosa Parks, we are rerunning the following People's World article, "Rosa Parks: courageous fighter for justice, " by Debbie Bell.
Gerda Lerner, whose life went from Jewish radical activist in Austria to refugee from Nazism to prominent U.S. historian, passed away in Madison, Wisc., at the age of 92, this month.
Prince Hall, revolutionary, abolitionist and Masonic leader, died in Boston on Dec. 4, 1807.
This was not the first time that a radical movement decided to provide direct services to individuals who suffered extreme hardship.
Shades of 1896: A Florida-based time-share magnate is threatening to fire workers if a Democratic Party's presidential nominee wins the November election.
On September 9, family and friends plan to honor Baltimore's "Renaissance Man" - veteran Peoplesworld.org journalist Tim Wheeler.
The first to do so was Opha Mae Johnson.
It explores the "drama of social activism" in New York City from the 17th century up to the present.
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, legendary union organizer and later a leader of the Communist Party USA, was born Aug. 7, 1890.